One of the shows that we are looking forward to watching is the comeback gig of one of the most admired singer-songwriters in the Philippines: Ms. Cynthia Alexander. Ms. Alexander is set to release a new album and play a show featuring Indie favorites Ben&Ben at the Music Museum on January 13!
Five years ago, Cynthia Alexander had a Farewell Gig Series to mark her long hiatus from the music scene. It was a bittersweet night for all of her fans and friends alike when she played at a jam-packed 70s Bistro. Here’s a video of her performance of one of her most loved masterpieces, ‘Comfort In Your Strangeness’.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Cynthia Alexander is returning to the Philippines to launch her new album, Even Such Is Time, at the Music Museum on January 13, 2018 (8PM). The highly anticipated live event will also feature world/folk-pop ensemble Ben&Ben.
As a fixture in the indie music scene, Cynthia has released three award-winning albums and a live album. She has collaborated on many highly acclaimed projects including the Ballet Philippines production Wagas and the jazz-electronica-folk project Humanfolk, and performed on numerous world stages, including the Lincoln Center in New York with the Brooklyn-Manila Project, the Arts House at the Parliament in Singapore as a “World Voices” artist, and at the Leonard Cohen tribute at Seattle’s Town Hall.
Cynthia’s new album, Even Such Is Time, which was partly funded by an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, is set to be released in early January 2018. Attendees will be among the first to hear the new songs live. “This album was always going to be less produced than the previous albums were,” Cynthia Alexander told Esquire Philippines in a recent interview. “I wanted this one to be more stripped down, more intimate, mostly guitar and voice.” She will be performing with a group, including Mlou Matute, and signing CDs at the event.
Ben&Ben has quite enjoyed a massive commercial and critical reception as a newly formed group. Fresh off a sold-out concert and album launch at Teatrino Music Hall in Greenhills, the nine-piece act recently hit a record-breaking feat, as their songs “Kathang Isip,” “Leaves,” and “Ride Home” notched over a million streams each on music platform Spotify.
This event is presented by Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) and SOS Movement, in partnership with Gabi Na Naman Productions and Vandals On The Wall.
For tickets, you may contact OPM office at 631-1022 / 633 0640, SOS Movement office at 6310771 / 09178017270 or Music Museum at 721 0635 / 721 6726. Tickets can also be purchased in all Ticketworld outlets nationwide.